I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your amazing workshop last night… I found you so engaging and I just wished I could write faster so I could have recorded every word you said! – Natalie Davids
I HATE NETWORKING is a surprisingly fun event designed to encourage creative people to get to know each other, while also acknowledging the horror that is networking, and sharing a few tips at the same time.
Networking is a vital skill if you work in the creative industries, but many practitioners also consider it to be the stuff of nightmares. Sweaty palmed wankers in suits all trying to out-do each other in the bragging department? NO THANK YOU!
I HATE NETWORKING is an event (lubricated with drinkies) that combines the educational elements of learning how to network with an opportunity to practice the skills in a safe and friendly environment, all the while embracing the discomfort of the whole process and having a laugh.
Tips that will be shared include:
• Mastering the art of the introduction
• Overcoming shyness, awkwardness and the urge to run away
• Dealing with wankers and other difficult people
• Getting the follow-up right
• Choosing the best networking events
• Running your own show
Our creative industry specialist advisors will be on hand to help facilitate introductions and share their knowledge and experiences. WE KNOW YOU’LL HATE IT, but we guarantee a fun and interesting night regardless. Come for the booze and food, stay to learn something and make some new connections!
Who should attend?
Come along if you’re a creative practitioner, in businesses of any size. You could be a freelancer, a soloist or from a larger organisations looking to expand your networks. You should also attend if you hate networking, but you know it’s a skill you need to learn.
Who is Presenting?
Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group. Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops Monica discusses her own experiences, and shares examples from the 900-plus people she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.
What is NSW Business Connect?
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business. Creative Plus Business provides confidential, independent business advice and skills training for small and medium creative businesses across NSW as part of the NSW Government’s Business Connect program.
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